Gösta Berling's Saga by Selma Lagerlöf

Gösta Berling's Saga

Selma Lagerlöf

353 pages first pub 1891 (editions)

fiction classics adventurous reflective slow-paced

Description

The first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature, Selma Lagerl f assured her place in Swedish letters with this 1891 novel. Inspsired by the legends, superstitions, and fairy tales of Lagerl f's native V rmland region, G sta Berling's Sag...

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Community Reviews Summary of 275 reviews

Moods

adventurous 46%
mysterious 46%
challenging 40%
reflective 33%
emotional 26%
relaxing 26%
funny 20%
lighthearted 20%
dark 13%
tense 13%
hopeful 6%
informative 6%
inspiring 6%
sad 6%

Pace

slow 77%
medium 16%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 58% | Character: 33% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

Yes: 84% | It's complicated: 15%

Loveable characters?

No: 37% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 31%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 57% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 14%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 92% | No: 7%

Average rating

3.4

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